UBCO and the Overdose Crisis
It has been 5 years since BC declared the overdose crisis a public health emergency. However, the crisis is far from over, and its impact is being felt across BC and among those in our community. Our Campus Health student team, led by Lauren Airth, Campus Health Specialist, has worked hard to develop and expand harm reduction resources at UBC Okanagan. In partnership with Interior Health, they have extended this service to include drug checking in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. To mark this anniversary, the Campus Health team provided information about these harm reduction services to the general public in Kelowna.